But I want to try and be in bed before midnight tonight.
I have high aspirations.
Anyway, the one funny writing tidbit I have is.....
I think I have more endurance than I did when I first started writing.
Because, if you've been following Dantere's Story at all, you may have heard some inkling or another of The Sight, which is a gift that Dantere has. Essentially, it's being able to see the "spirit world." That's not how I would phrase it normally, but my phrasage takes longer....
Anyway, while I was inspired by the real spiritual realm and wanted a lot of the "Other Realm" to echo truths of spiritual warfare, etc...
But then I got tangled up because what it started to look like was an exact replica of real life, spiritual warfare, etc....
I wasn't planning on it looking exact. Just a few similar things.
But 1) if it looked too much like "religion" then it would be forever looked at as a parallel or whatever of the Christian walk, I don't want responsibility like THAT on my hands with a silly fantasy novel.....
2) I am not a spiritual warfare expert. Also, I don't want to follow in the footsteps of every other Christian author and have a redemption parallel. etc..... basically Christianity in a fantasy world, etc.....
I'm big on etc. today...?
Anyway, so the past few days have found me not continuing the novel, but working out, half of the time on paper and the other half churning over stuff in my head, the details and "rules" of the Other Realm.
It's been a total drain on brainpower, and is certainly not half as fun as actually writing would be. I have to tell myself repeatedly, that if I work on it and break it up enough, it will, in fact, make sense someday.
'Cause if a writer doesn't really know what they're writing about, it shows.
So I've been trying to figure out what I'm writing.
Highly interesting, I say.
What challenges have you guys been working through lately??
It's also funny because I've begun drawing inspiration from an ancient Nintendo video game that I've been playing for probably five years. Maybe more. Still haven't finished it. (That's not because I'm bad at it: it's a really long game..... you have to walk around and fight stuff and walk around and explore and walk and walk and walk.......... and walk...)
But I digress.
Anyway, the thing that tickled me was that maybe a year or two ago, I would have gotten so jumbled because my story wasn't working that I would just stop. Or ditch it and go in a whole different direction, then get tangled up in a whole new plothole.
Not now. I'm more willing to take the time, to work it through and be ruthless until it makes sense.
So that's my writer's drama for this week.
Also, I'm thinking of posting an excerpt, but that won't happen until I write a little bit more.....
But I could always do a character interview!
I think you guys should choose the interviewees, so in a few days or so, I'll do a big post on the more prominent characters, with a quote from each of them and a little bio. Whoever sounds the most interesting gets the interview. :)
Of course, there is no way I'm going to really guarantee that that will happen in the extreme near future.... just plans.....
What has been swamping your time lately?? o_O
In other news, I'm re-reading Percy Jackson. I love those books.
And for some reason that I still don't understand, reading Ender's Game makes me.... happy. It's strange. (And no, it has nothing to do with Asa Butterfield playing Ender in the movie!!!! I swear.)
Oh, and this was my FB status the other day:
Again.... high aspirations. :P
I am sincerely sorry for such a sporadic post. You may be rewarded for reading the whole thing in the near future, in the form of a solid book or movie review, an awesome video, or an excerpt.
Unfortunately, the author has to find her sanity first. And her story.
Thank you for your patience.
Please make yourself at home in the comments. Make some friends, tell some jokes, share about life... just be awesome. :)